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# 80796 4-Apr-2011 22:30
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hey guys
my computer cannot access drives larger than 2TB. sadly i bought a 3TB hard drive.
so im keen to sell it , as it is no use to myself.
the drive is a Seagate barracuda XT 3TB
what do you reckon these drives are worth? only used once (for like 5mins)
thanks




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  # 455344 4-Apr-2011 22:54
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Ouch, thats gotta hurt.

I thought that there was some overlay stuff to go onto drives to make them book on old bioses?




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  # 455368 4-Apr-2011 23:51
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Most computer parts you can usually expect around 70% of its original value if its not to old. In your case maybe around 80% given that its a high end item with 5 mins use.




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  # 455371 5-Apr-2011 00:11
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why dont u buy a external housing, convert it into USB device n use it urself? 

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  # 455373 5-Apr-2011 00:38
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IME USB enclosures are even more iffy than bios, since the actual chip in it does all the heavy lifting instead of the AHCI bios and then the driver as is the case with windows.




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  # 455384 5-Apr-2011 07:19
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Just wondering, if you put it in a newer PC can you partition it and boot off the partition then Windows will see the second partition? Or can you boot off another drive and then Windows finds the 3TB drive?




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  # 455628 5-Apr-2011 19:09
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damn my life, im just going to sell it .
heres the listing guys.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=366788143&ed=true




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  # 457480 11-Apr-2011 13:19
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auction closes tomorrow




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  # 457551 11-Apr-2011 15:46
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You're dreaming with that start price IMO.




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  # 457573 11-Apr-2011 17:44
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If its the ST33000651AS the start price of $300 is fair, potentially enabling someone to get it $67 cheaper than new (Pricespy), which it practically is. I would buy it at $300 if I needed it. Good luck mate.




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  # 457590 11-Apr-2011 19:27
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thanks man
i think $300 is fair




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  # 457594 11-Apr-2011 19:49
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No receipt, seller cant be bothered with shipping options and its only 20% under new retail. That to me is dreaming territory.

Its a drive with unknown history and ownership status right now, with no idea how much extra the seller will want to get it to you. under 24hr to go and no bids, that to me shows an unreasonable start price.




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  # 457599 11-Apr-2011 19:57
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owell just $1 res it on wednesday




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  # 457605 11-Apr-2011 20:18
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il make you an offer of $200 for it

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  # 457607 11-Apr-2011 20:34
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hemm, my thecus nas can only support 2TB when i first bought it. with the latest firmware upgrade, now can support 3TB x 4. are you sure there is no update etc available?







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  # 457608 11-Apr-2011 20:37
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$200.... no.

there might be a firmware update available, ill check if it doesnt sell.
ill need to buy a new pc, putting the other one in a fish tank :) mineral oil ftw




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